Indy Myopain

R  E  L  I  E  F        C  E  N  T  E  R

What impacts your health?

There can be a lot of factors that can impact your health such as unhealthy habits or medical condition. Down below, we created a table of various factors can could pertain to you. Let us know at your appointment(s)  if any of these apply to you so we can give you the best treatment.

The following table has been compiled according to the recommendations of Robert Gerwin MD, Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine, Bethesda, MD; Tim Taylor, MD and Anna Bittner, MD, of Pain Relief Home, Richmond, VA. Support studies are quoted in the text books ‘Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction’ by Travell & Simons, ‘Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain’ by Sauer & Biancalana and ‘Myofascial Trigger Points’ by Dommerholt & Huijbregts.

Conditions that interfere with sleep

  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Renal disorders
  • Prostate problems
  • Urinary frequency from small bladder
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Dental disorders
  • Restless Leg Syndrome 
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
  • Fibromyalgia (alpha wave intrusion)

Bedroom components that interfere with sleep

  • Room temperature
  • Room brightness
  • Loud alarm clock 
  • Cordless phone(s) (high electromagnetic forces)
  • Room cluttered with objects
  • Pets sleeping on the bed
  • Mattresses over 8-10 years old
  • Pillows over 2 years old
  • Covers too heavy or restrictive
  • Spouse or partner that is restless, noisy, or generates too much heat.

Medications that can interfere with sleep

  • Antihistamines: Benadryl (daytime drowsiness).
  • Sympathetic Amines: bronchodilators and decongestants.
  • Antihypertensive, Beta blockers: Clonidine, Aldomet, Reserpine (daytime drowsiness).
  • Steroids: Prednisone, dexamethasone.
  • Thyroid medications.
  • Anti-epileptics and antipsychotics (daytime drowsiness).
  • Parkinson medications: (daytime drowsiness).
  • Stimulants for ADHD.
  • Anticholinesterase drugs for Alzheimer’s.
  • Antidepressants: Prozac, Fluoxetine.
  • Analgesics: opiates, Tramadol, Ultram.
  • Chemotherapeutics: (nausea and vomiting).
  • Diuretics: (frequency at night).
Unhealthy habits
  • Not physically tired when going to bed
  • Eating and drinking before sleeping
  • Using cell phone, TV,  or computer close to bed time
  • Worrying about deadlines, finances, family, or friends
  • Out of synch with diurnal rhythms; especially with shift work.
  • Daytime napping for more than 45 minutes
  • Medications that interfere with deep sleep